* The deadline for church briefs is noon on Wednesdays.
Rise Up – Restore
Tim’s Gift and Illuminate will host the annual conference on Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sampson County Agri Expo Center, 414 Warsaw Road, Clinton. FMI call 592-1126.
Baldwin Branch Missionary
The church will have a revival Jan. 15 at 7:30 p. m. The guest revivalist wil be Bishop Alfred Williams of Bacon Chapel Holiness Church, 76 Lee St., Johnson, S. C. Baldwin Branch MBC is located at 4047 NC Hwy. 242 South, Elizabethtown.
The 13th Annual 100 Men in Black/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will be held Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. in the afternoon at the Cedar Point Disciples Church in Newton Grove.
The sixth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Thomas R. Farrow, Jr. will be celebrated at FBC, 900 College St., Clinton, on Feb. 4 – 5. Rev. Leslie Morrisey along with Greater Six Runs MBC will be the guests on Feb. 4 and Bishop Varnie Fullwood along with Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Ministries will be the guests on Feb. 5. A repast will follow on Friday night. Both services will start at 7 p.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church, 336 West Hill St., Warsaw, will celebrate Dr. Martin L. King Day on Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight D. Perry, Durham. Hines Chapel Church of Warsaw, accompanied by Minister of Music, Brother Paul Baker, will render the music. Soloists include Sister Bertha B. Thompson and Sister Marcia B. George.
On Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., Heavenly Hearts Foundation will host Power To Praise Gospel Fest 2016 at 75 Hanson Road, Clinton. Featured groups include Gospelaires, Fresh Sounds, Deliverance Victory Temple Choir and others. On Jan. 17 at 6 p.m., The Friendly Trio will celebrate Happy New Year 2016 with guests including Minister Mary Powell, recording artist Fresh Anointing from Durham, and Andrew Chapel Missionary Baptist. FMI call Charles Strickland, 910-590-4925.
Greater Six Runs
On Jan. 17 at 3 p.m., The Faison Family of Turkey will celebrate their 29th anniversary at The Greater Six Runs MBC, Turkey. Several groups will be joining in the celebration including: First Baptist Male Chorus, Turkey; First Baptist Adult Choir, Calypso; Sensational Gospel Singers, Clinton; Unity Male Chorus, Rose Hill; Hines Chapel Male Chorus, Warsaw; Goldsboro Chapel Male Chorus, Goldsboro; Brinson Singers, Warsaw; and Kingdom Builders, Goldsboro. FMI contact 910-533-3328.
The church, 104 John St., Clinton will have their building fund raising gala Jan. 30, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight with dinner at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This will be a black tie event with photographer and DJ. FMI call Agata 910-592-1384.
Mt. Pleasant Missionary
During the morning worship service on Jan. 17, the church will have their annual Women’s Day Celebration. The theme is “The Character of a Woman!” The guest speaker will be Dr. Hattie Lofton. A Couple’s Workshop will be held Jan. 20 – 21 at 7 p.m. The theme is “Investing in Your Spouse”. Every Sunday Mt. Pleasant MBC will have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:45 a.m. Bible Study “Hour of Power” will be each Wednesday night from 7 – 8 p.m.
The New Church
The church, 9659 Faison Hwy., Faison, will observe “The Prophets Are Coming in February.” Feb. 3-5, Prophet Apostle S.E. McKinney, Wilson; Feb. 10-12, Prophettess Apostle Gwendolyn Gibbs, New Bern; Feb. 17-19, Prophetess Dr. Evelena Oliver, Warsaw; Feb. 24-26, Prophet Bishop Machael Norris, Raleigh. FMI contact Assistant Pastor Yolanda Bennett at 260-2348.
The United Methodist Men will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Roseboro UMC, 300 Broad St., Roseboro.
Snow Hill Missionary
Snow Hill MBC, Roseboro, will present a MLK program on Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder Temia Weathers, Kingdom Impact Ministries, Fayetteville.
Temple of God
The church, located at 307 Railroad St. in Roseboro, will have services every Sunday at 11 a.m.
On Jan. 17, Bible study will be held at 8:15 a.m., The Word at 8:45 a.m. with Co-pastor Aycock, and morning worship at 9:15 a.m. with Pastor Ann Mosson and music by the choir.
Church of Christ
Missionaries on a Mission Program with 100 ladies in red or white will be held Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Trish Harleston and Sampson Chapel Church of Christ Male Chorus will render the music. The church is located at 716 Lisbon St., Clinton. FMI call 910-564-6941 or 910-379-9073.
Whosoever Will Disciples
of Christ Church
Church services will be held every second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. The church is located in Newton Grove.